- Feb 3, 2009
BREAKING: Full Aptera specs released at TED
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The Aptera Forum is buzzing with excitement today as the official set of specifications for the upcoming 2e have been released at the Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference that's taking place right now. Early measurements of the car's very wide front track and comparatively short wheelbase have now been confirmed, along with a weight of just 1,500 pounds and a coefficient of drag of just 0.15, a figure that handily beats even the super aerodynamic GM EV1.
Hard data on the electric drivetrain is also rather intriguing. The electric motor offers up 60 lb-ft of torque at an undetermined RPM and the lithium ion phosphate battery pack has a capacity of 10-13 kWh, leading many to believe that there will be an optional pack capable of extending range from the standard 100 miles up to 125 miles.
Other interesting bits include a standard emergency tire inflation system, interior fabrics and plastics made from recycled materials, a smart key and solar glass. A rear backup camera is optional, as is a DVD-based navigation system. See the complete breakdown after the break. Thanks to Josh for providing the list!
[Source: Aptera Forum]
Aptera 2e Specifications:
53" high x 91.0" wide x 173" long
80.5" front track.
0.15 Coefficient of drag
5" ground clearance
1500 lbs curb wt.
Electric motor torque: 60FtLb torque
110v 15A charge time: 8 hrs.
Battery output: 10-13 KWh battery pack.
Battery voltage: 336V DC Nominal Tractoon Voltage
Transmission: Gear box 10:1 ratio
Battery Type: Lithium Iron Phosphate
Front Suspension: Independent unequal length A-arm
Rear Suspension: Swing Arm
Steering: Manual Steering, tilt steering column
Brakes: Manual Brakes, dual circuit brake hydraulics, mechanical brake proportioning, 3-wheel disc
Wheels: 14-inch High Strength Stamped Steel wheels
Range: Up to 100 miles per charge
Features: (S=standard, O=optional)Interior:
Push Button Start: S
Electronic shift PRNDL (shift controller): S
AM/FM/MP3/WMA with 5 speakers and MP3/Smart Phone Connectivity: S
DVD Navigation System: O
Power up/down windows with Driver side one-touch and anti-pinch: S
Power automatic door locks with anti-lockout feature: S
Center console armrest with two cup holders: S
Overhead mounted LED Dome Lights: S
Recycled Fabric-trimmed seats and door panels: S
Leatherette (recycled materials) trimmed steering wheel: S
Defroster-linked CFC-free automatic climate control with electric inverter compressor air conditioning: S
One 12V auxilliary power outlets and One 12V USB Outlet: S
Retractable passenger-assist grips at all doors: S
Dual color-keyed power outside mirros: S
Aerodynamic multi-reflector halogen headlamps: S
Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers: S
Rear window defogger with timer: S
Rear Electronic rear hatch locking system (sic): S
Solar Energy-Reflecting glass: S
Smart Key System (Proximity locking/starting) Maintenance key & cylinder to prevent accidental lock out: S
Remote keyless entry system with 2-stage unlocking, panic function and remote illuminated entry: S
Backup camera: O
Driver and front passenger Airbag System: S
Front and rear crumple zones and side-impact door beams: S
Engine immobilizer: S
Center high-mount stop lamp: S
Emergency Tire inflation system: S
3-point front outboard seatbelts with adjustable shoulder anchors and driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR), front passenger Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR): S
Driver and front passenger seatbelt with seat belt starter interlock: S
Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS): S
Anti-theft system: O